World: Hong Kongers defy police with unauthorized protest - - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

World Hong Kongers defy police with unauthorized protest

11:00  20 october  2019
11:00  20 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Apple removes app used by Hong Kong protesters to locate police

  Apple removes app used by Hong Kong protesters to locate police U.S. tech giant says Hong Kong authorities "verified" HKmap.live was "used to target and ambush police," but the app's developer calls it a "decision to suppress freedom"The newspaper asked, "Is Apple guiding Hong Kong thugs?"

Hong Kong protesters again flooded streets on Sunday, ignoring a police ban on the rally and demanding the government meet their demands for accountability and political rights. Protest leaders carried a black banner at the front of the procession with a slogan, "Five main demands, not one less."

HONG KONG — A sea of Hong Kong protesters marched through the dense city center in the pouring rain on Sunday, defying a police ban, in a vivid display of the movement’s continuing strength after more than two months of demonstrations

Slideshow by photo services

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters again flooded streets on Sunday, ignoring a police ban on the rally and demanding the government meet their demands for accountability and political rights.

Protest leaders carried a black banner at the front of the procession with a slogan, "Five main demands, not one less."

Some front-line demonstrators blocked streets not long after the march began.

Police had beefed up security measures for the unauthorized rally, the latest in the 5-month-old unrest rocking the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

Water-filled plastic security barriers went up around a rail terminal where the protest march will finish. The city's subway operator restricted passenger access to the West Kowloon train station.

Tim Cook defends Apple’s decision to remove Hong Kong protest app

  Tim Cook defends Apple’s decision to remove Hong Kong protest app Less than a day after Apple sparked controversy by removing a Hong Kong protest app, CEO Tim Cook has defended the decision. Apple removed the HKmap.live app after China Daily -- owned by the Communist Party of China -- criticized the company for listing it in the App Store. In an internal letter, Cook wrote, "we believe this decision best protects our users." According to Reuters, Cook said Apple based the decision on "credible information"According to Reuters, Cook said Apple based the decision on "credible information" from Hong Kong police and Apple users.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters on Saturday holding a banned rally against suspected triad gangs who beat up pro -democracy demonstrators near

Crowds of Hong Kong protesters defy a police ban and begin gathering in a town close to the Chinese border to rally against suspected triad gangs who beat

Supporters of the movement gathered at the rally's starting point on a waterfront promenade. Many wore masks in defiance of a recently introduced ban on face coverings at public gatherings, and volunteers handed more out to the crowd.

Hong Kong bans protesters from police housing areas amid escalating violence

  Hong Kong bans protesters from police housing areas amid escalating violence Hong Kong bans protesters from police housing areas amid escalating violenceDemonstrators have besieged police quarters amid escalating violence in the Chinese-ruled city, hurling petrol bombs and other objects at buildings and damaging facilities, police said in a statement on Tuesday.

'All Hong Kongers are scared': protests to widen as rural residents fight back. Others called on Hong Kongers to head to Yuen Long to “boost the economy” and by walking what would Meanwhile police have violently clashed directly with protesters , repeatedly firing teargas and rubber bullets.

Hong Kong police fired tear gas Saturday at protesters holding a banned rally against suspected triad gangs who beat up pro -democracy demonstrators near the Chinese border last weekend, tipping the finance hub further into chaos.. Riot police fired multiple rounds of tear gas in Yuen Long after tense.

Organizers said they wanted to use their right to protest, as guaranteed by the city's constitution despite the risk of arrest.

"We're using peaceful, rational, nonviolent way to voice our demands," Figo Chan, vice convener of the Civil Human Rights Front, told reporters. "We're not afraid of being arrested. What I'm most scared of is everyone giving up on our principles."

The group has organized some of the movement's biggest protest marches. One of its leaders, Jimmy Sham, was attacked on Wednesday by assailants wielding hammers.

Police on Saturday arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing a teenage activist distributing leaflets near a wall plastered with pro-democracy messages. A witness told local broadcaster RTHK that the assailant shouted afterward that Hong Kong is "a part of China" and other pro-Beijing messages.

The movement sprang out of opposition to a government proposal for a China extradition bill and then ballooned into broader demands for full democracy and an inquiry into alleged police brutality.

Lakewood Police Give Unauthorized Release, Then Re-Arrest Suspect .
Lakewood Police Give Unauthorized Release, Then Re-Arrest SuspectChristopher Krost was in Lakewood police custody on petty theft charges on September 6. He was taken to a hospital for psychiatric treatment, according to Lakewood Police Chief Tim Malley. However, when his treatment was completed on September 30, he was given an unauthorized release.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 6
This is interesting!